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Ethiopian Worka Chelchele

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Ethiopian Worka Chelchele

Natural Process, Organic, Fair Trade

Dark Chocolate, Blueberry, Raspberry

This is an enticing Ethiopian Yirgacheffe; sweet and bursting with fruit tones.

This lot comes from a small group of local farmers in the village of Chelchele.
The coffee is entirely hand-picked and sorted to ensure the highest quality, and has earned this wonderful coffee a Grade 1 status (highest rating available from Ethiopia).
The harvested coffee cherries are processed by the Worka washing station in Addis Ababa.

General Flavor Observations
Ethiopian Worka Chelchele

This is an extremely clean coffee that you will find to be full-bodied, bright, and sweet.
The underlying notes of dark chocolate are persistent through all roast levels, and the finish will display a bright, sparkling acidity.
The highlight of the profile, however, is the wonderful fruit tones which range from Raspberry to Blueberry, depending on the Roast Level.

Fruit forward, clean, sweet, abundant dark chocolate, and smooth.

In short, an outstanding Ethiopian Yirgacheffe!

Roast Level Profile Notes
Ethiopian Worka Chelchele

Ethiopian Naturals can have a wonderful complexity about them, and it is for this reason I have selected City for our default roast level.
However, I can wholeheartedly recommend Full City Roast as well.

We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how changing the roast level will alter the profile:

City Roast (light roast) - Preferred

This roast level is the best choice if you're seeking to experience pure Origin Characteristics.
A brighter finish will be noted, which is offset nicely by the chocolaty base and notes of graham cracker.
The body is medium with a round mouth-feel and prominent notes of blueberry.

Full City Roast (medium roast)

This roast level will offer the best balance of all the wonderful characteristics within the profile.
The persistent notes of dark chocolate are surrounded by a smooth mouth-feel and fruit forward tones of blueberry.
The finish will be crisp, long and sweet, with hints of raspberry as the cup cools.

Full City (+) Roast

This is a great roast level for a more syrupy mouth-feel, deeper fruit tones and tempered acidity.
The finish remains sweet and long. If you prefer a more centered profile, this is a good choice.

Darker Roasts

Not recommended as darker roast levels will eclipse the attributes that make this such a wonderful coffee. However, if you enjoy the characteristics a darker roast can offer, then it is worth a try!

Additional Information
Ethiopian Worka Chelchele

This coffee is naturally processed, meaning the ripe coffee cherries are dried in the sun on raised African beds for around 12-15 days.
This sun-drying process allows sugars in the cherry pulp to transfer into the bean, presenting in the cup as complex fruit flavors. The raised beds also provide airflow to facilitate a consistent drying process.

Once the ideal moisture content is reached, the dried cherries are rested in a cool environment before being hulled, graded, and handpicked prior to export.
This coffee is grown in small plots under native shade trees of Birbira, Grevillea and Kobo.
Notably, this coffee is produced using very traditional, centuries-old, low input farming techniques.
  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Zone: Gedeo
  • Village: Chelchele
  • Traceable: Local Farmers
  • Elevation: 3.281 feet
  • Process: Natural
  • Drying: Sun dried on raised beds
  • Arabica Varietals: 74-110, 74-112, Ethiopian Heirloom

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